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Baseball - Wed, Apr. 5, 2017
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Union College's Daniel Neal (SO/London, Ky.) and Ronnie Healy (SR/Jupiter, Fla.) both hit home runs today to guide the Bulldogs to a 12-5 victory against visiting Midway (Ky.).

In all, the Bulldogs pounded out 17 hits in the matchup. Neal went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a solo home run, while Healy also drove in one run on a 1-for-4 performance and a solo home run.

Union now owns a 22-14 overall record, while the Eagles are 19-15 on the season.

Both teams had productive days and were able to get people on base, but Union found ways to push runs across the plate in recording the 12-5 outcome.

The Eagles were first to strike scoring two runs in the first. Healy didn't waste any time hitting a solo home run over right-field fence for his ninth of the year – the most in a season during his Bulldog career.

The bats heated up in the second inning for the Bulldogs scoring seven runs on six hits to take an 8-2 lead. The Eagles answered back with two runs in the third, closing the gap to 8-4.

The following innings remained scoreless until the sixth when Midway added their final run of the game.

In the seventh, Union added to its advantage as Neal hit a solo home run followed by a RBI single from Chris Lane (JR/Battle Ground, Wash.) and Bruce Valentin (SR/Bronx, N.Y.) to go up 11-5 over Midway.

Union extended its lead out to 12-5 after pinch-hitter Evan Figert (FR/Franklin, Ky.) lofted a sacrifice fly to score Francisco Ogando (JR/Bronx, N.Y.) in the bottom of the eighth.

On the mound, Seth Robinson (SR/Covington, Ky.) captured the win, hurling 3 innings. He allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks with one strikeout.

For the Bulldogs, J.C. Pena (SR/Perth Amboy, N.J.), Ogando and Lane paced the way in going 2-for-3 from the plate with one RBI for Lane and two runs scored from Pena and Ogando. While catcher Pudge Morgan (FR/Glasgow, Ky.) went 2-for-4 at the plate.

Up Next

Union gets back to conference play as they travel to take on No. 20 Bryan (Tenn.) for an AAC series on Friday. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.